Sat GMR Fun (10/8)
A beautiful day up GMR. Couldn't ask for a nicer day. Hillbasher, Gina and I ran into Genaro at the parking lot. A short chat and a "I'll try to keep up with you" then he was gone in a flash ha ha! Never did see him again so he must have went down and around East Fork. Gina had a tough time today but I was able to talk her up without too much of a fight. She's getting better at handling "bad days". Talking on the way home she did say she prefers to ride in the early evening as the mornings just don't allow her to warm up. Could be very true as last evening ride, she rolled right up with a smile.
Near the shack we ran into GMR and Matt. Few friendly words then we were off. By this time, Gina was a the shack waiting with a smile. Resting at the Monroe Truck Trail saddle our buddy Jason rolled up. A few stories about his Everest Challenge race. Wow, sounds cool and he did very well, won first in the CAT 4's. Well I got tired just thinking of all the preparation rides he did for the race. Thank goodness it was all downhill from the shack ha ha!
Part of the conversation with Matt was Hillbasher's topic wondering what the record is for most consecutive days up GMR. Matt has done 5, wonder about FryDaddy's number?
More pics in blog if interested
hey beanz where does gmr technichally end? i usually stop after 2 miles form where she was standing when the road starts rolling up and down right where it forks. am i too far from the end.
GMR is 8 miles to the shack....9 miles to the fork...there it becomes GRR (Glendora Ridge Road) which is 13 miles to the village.
Originally Posted by roca rule
So if you did 2 miles past the fork, you still had 11 more to Baldy Village along GRR.
But technically, GMR turns left at the fork then goes down to East Fork/Camp Williams.
This is the set up.
GMRtech by mrbeanz1, on Flickr
Nice video, should have went but l couldn't sleep and woke up with a little scared-itis again.
A Mountaineering thing
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Lots of traffic on GMR
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Mr and Mrs Beanz
below Newman's Point
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At the shack
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Matt,Beanz, and GMR
below the shack
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Fred and Gina at top
Great ride on a day that had just about perfect weather. Warm enough on the way up and really clear out. The views were for MILES. Lots of traffic, both cars, motorcycles and our kind of bikes. Lots of people out enjoying the day. Another great time up GMR.
Last edited by Hillbasher; 10-09-11 at 09:12 PM.
I always wanted to do the whole thing. The problem is that I ride there and by the time I get there, it has been a 30 mile ride.
You could do the whole thing then drop down Baldy Rd rathr than heading back on GRR/GMR.
Originally Posted by roca rule
Baldy rd is all downhill about 7 miles. It will dump you back out on Baseline. Supposed to be an easier return.
Hey Beanz. it was really cool running into you guys yesterday. I was feeling pretty good and just got going. I took Hillbashers advice and headed down east fork to 39 and around. Great ride. I really enjoyed it.
Yeah, nice ride!I figured you'd be gone within minutes.
Originally Posted by Genaro